NCS is fortunate to have nearly 200 alumnae serving as volunteers. From Class Representatives to Regional Ambassadors, our volunteers bolster the NCS alumnae community in many ways. We are always seeking enthusiastic alumnae to join our volunteer programs, so if you are interested in learning more, reach out to the Director of Alumnae Engagement, Chloe Cogo, via email or phone, (202) 537-6359.

NCS is directed by a Governing Board composed of parents, alumnae, and other friends of the school. While the head of school oversees the administration of the school, the Board has primary responsibility for its well-being. Areas of focus include:
  • establishing policy for the educational affairs of the institution;
  • selecting and evaluating the head of school; and
  • ensuring sound fiscal management, adequate philanthropic support, and wise conservation of the school's assets and physical plant.
See the Governing Board members.

The Alumnae Advisory Group (AAG) counsels NCS's professional staff on alumnae engagement programs and supports the school’s efforts to fortify existing relationships and foster new connections among alumnae and between alumnae and the school. Members serve as exemplary philanthropic and volunteer leaders by supporting the school annually and being active in the alumnae community.
The following alumnae currently serve in the AAG:
Penny Webb Armstrong 60
Melissa Boasberg 86
Leah Calvo 05
Anne Brooks Gwaltney 75, Ex-Officio
Rufaro Makanda 06
Barbara Lou Rollinson 77
Teri Allen Walters 80, President
Casey Orr Whitman 02
Amanda Williams 92
Heather McDaniel Willis 88
Nearly 50 percent of NCS alumnae live outside of the Greater Washington, D.C. region, making the work of our Regional Ambassadors vital to ensuring our NCS alumnae community remains engaged with the school and with one another. These volunteers serve as school ambassadors for their respective cities or regions, hosting events, connecting alumnae, and more. If you have recently moved to a new area, please update your address and reach out to your Regional Ambassador. Not seeing your city listed and interested in serving as your area’s Regional Ambassador? Reach out to Chloe Cogo, director of alumnae engagement via email or phone, (202) 537-6359.
Boston: Sarah Walsh '99
Cape Cod: Marilyn Pond Brigham 73
Chicago: Lisbeth Fotheringill '03
Florida: Helen Gill Arnold '83 and Gillian Schweitzer Boice '85
Four Corners: Victoria Allen 02
London, England: Izzy Hupez 15
Los Angeles: Heather Anderson '82
Nantucket: Melanie Gowen 05
Nashville: Sumner Canfield 10
New York: Heather McDaniel Willis '88
Pacific Northwest: Diane Burr-Dickey 62
San Francisco: Sarah Lewis Cortes 78 and Jessie Myers '91
Washington, D.C.: Catherine Gaines '92
The Black Alumnae Association (BAA) was established in 1990 with the purpose of enriching the NCS Black alumnae experience. In addition, through working with the Black Student Union and the Black Parent Alliance, the BAA strives to improve the NCS experience for students of color and their families. In 1994, the BAA began hosting an annual induction ceremony and reception to welcome Black graduating seniors into the BAA. Each participant is given a kente sash which incorporates NCS's colors. Interested in joining the BAA? Reach out to Chair Jeni Hansen 96.

Class Agents serve as vital volunteers for the Annual Fund. At 8 percent of the school's operating budget, the Annual Fund remains NCS's top fundraising priority each year. Agents are asked to both support the Fund themselves, as well as encourage classmate participation throughout the year. Interested in serving as a Class Agent? Contact Chloe Cogo, director of alumnae engagement, via email or phone, (202) 537-6359.
Jan Holderness 56
Betsy Christenberry Holleman Burke 60
Diane Burr-Dickey 62
Susie April Marshall 63
Vicki Van Rensselaer 67
Lydia Kimball 73
Anne Brooks Gwaltney 75
Barbara "Lou" Rollinson 77
Eleanor Tessier 82
Tatia Williams Carson 83
Anne Handwerger Large 86, Co-Chair
Jessie Myers-Schecter 91
Anja Brau 94
Talhia Tuck 96
Jennifer Berk 97
Sophie Weidner 99
Casey Orr Whitman 02
Heartie Dunnan Daddino 06
Alexis Ellis 07
Kelley Hodge 07
Alex Abington 08
Brett Anderson 10
Emma Grauberger 12
Kate Cox 13, Co-Chair
Lizzie Wiggins 16
Karis Felton 17

Behind every Reunion Weekend is a committee of volunteers who work to ensure that your experience is seamless, meaningful, and most importantly, FUN! Reunion Committees are the more the merrier, so grab your friends and sign up!
Upcoming Reunion celebrations:
2024 4s and 9s
2025 5s and 0s
2026 6s and 1s
2027 7s and 2s
2028 3s and 8s
View the complete list of 2024 Reunion Committee members.

In the past, the primary responsibility of Class Representatives has been to collect Class Notes for NCS Magazine. Over time, this role has evolved into a more comprehensive class liaison position. Our Representatives help keep their fellow classmates connected to one another and with all that is going on at the school. They also provide the Alumnae Office with updated classmate contact information and general feedback on all things alumnae engagement.
Jean Frantz Blackall '46
Parkie Adams Blaylock '49
Lee Thomas (On behalf of her deceased mother Patricia Patou DuBois McIsaac 50)
Molly Harris Leban '51
Shirley Shreve McCombe '53
Jeanne Greening 54
Stephanie Arterton Bartlett 56
Beth Schuyler Dilworth '56
Mogy Lucas Holmes '56
Melissa MacKenzie 56
Page Dahl Crosland '57
Penny Oberne Kamis '58
Marcia Yingling Schwuchow '60
Karen Swenson Loiseaux '61
Gaye Roddis McGovern '61
Sarah Stuart McIlvain '61
Susie Lewis Wilbanks '61
Patty Noble Mason '62
Susie April Marshall '63
Deena Delany '64
Denny Stein '65
Helen Graham Stubbs '66
Vicki Van Rensselaer '67
Susan Gutchess '68
Leslie Provence '69
Pat Row King '70
Judy Karasik '71
Patrice Nelson 71
Laura Roper 72
Karen Kalavritinos Rarog '73
Sandy Boek Werness '73
Betsey Kane '74
Jan Pettie Williams '75
Tina Chen Starke '76
Hall Gregg '77
Ann Journey '78
Rebecca Ravenal '79
Teri Allen Walters '80
Shan Swain Kilbridge '81
Melissa Pranger McConnell '82
Sarah Clemmitt '83
Michelle Washington '84
Charlotte Daniel Wray '84
Alice Doolittle '85
Kristen Staples Durkin '86
Hilary Liftin '87
Catrin Morris '89
Mirah Sederlof Briley '91
Leslie Rosberg Sarma '92
Charlie Phynes Garcia '93
Jeni Hansen '96
Monica Barnes '97
Cavan Doyle '98
Kimya Gharib Kurilla '98
Nancy Matthews '99
Meghan Edwards-Ford Rissmiller '99
Anna Bierlein Handy '00
Elizabeth Krabill McIntyre '01
Kimi Aghevli Darrell '02
Michelle Dunkley Keys '02
Julia Chen Rinaldi '03
Bridget Splain Meehan '04
Leah Calvo '05
Charlotte Woolley Stewart '05
Holly Simpson '06
Kate Adamson '07
Vanessa Lukas '07
Brittany Bordeaux Knight '08
Margaret Rawson '08
Alison Courtney '09
Kylie Gemmell '09
Grace Zimmerman '09
Brett Andersen '10
Madeline Duff '10
Zayna Bakizada '11
Adrienne Larson '11
Bridget Morrison '11
Aloise Phelps '11
Megan Peden '12
Marissa Baly Simone '12
Polly Terzian '13
Ilina Mitra '14
Calista Tavallali '14
Christine Evans '15
Gabrielle Tran '15
Alison Cenname '16
Hadley Irwin '16
Julia Grigorian '17
Caroline Morin '17
Lilyanna D'Amato '18
Allyson Edge '18
Lilly Freemyer '18
McKenna Dunbar '19
Anne King '19
Emilia Boggs 20
Lucy Freemyer 20
Sophia Rees 23